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2013-06-03 23:00:43

In time for Father's Day, this unisex scent, based on the smell of wet leather, is a unique, artisan gift handmade in Colorado. Carbondale, CO (PRWEB) June 03, 2013 For centuries, perfumers have been intrigued by the smell of leather - comforting, exotic, sensual, warm, and right on the line between masculine and feminine. A pair of brand new boots, or an old, leather-bound book, or a pair of gloves worn thin by physical work - all of these are held together by the primitive, softly sweet...

Whale Of A Find Could Be Worth Thousands
2013-02-01 06:12:43

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Normally, stumbling across a pile of vomit while taking a stroll along the beach isn´t exactly a good thing, but in the case of one UK man, it could pay off big time. The substance in question — a lump of a rare substance known as ambergris, which has a waxy texture and is yellow in color — is produced in the digestive systems of sperm whales and is an ingredient used in some perfumes. According to Ben Jackson,...

Whale Vomit Found On Beach Could Make 8-Year-Old Rich
2012-08-30 13:19:32

John Neumann for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A young British boy has quite a bit of extra coin in his pocket after a rare find on the beach near his home in the southern English coastal town of Christchurch, New Zealand. Eight-year old Charles Naysmith picked up an odd, lump of what he thought was an odd rock from the beach and brought it home, only to discover it was a piece of ambergris worth a pretty chuck of change, writes Jane Reader for the local paper Daily Echo....

Balsam Fir To Replace Whale Vomit In Perfumes?
2012-04-05 11:13:01

Researchers from the University of British Columbia have identified a gene in balsam fir trees similar to another substance called Ambergris. which could potentially pave the way for cheaper and more sustainable ways to produce plant-based fixatives and scents used in perfumes. As it stands, the collection and refining process of ambergris is quite costly and controversial, as ambergris is collected from washed up pieces of sperm whale vomit. The process goes like this: Sperm whales often...

2009-05-28 14:48:00

Shelley Vohr Spends her Summer at the Exclusive Island of Ambergris Cay in the Turks & Caicos AMBERGRIS CAY, TURKS & CAICOS, British West Indies, May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Shelley Vohr, thirteen, has an exciting summer ahead of her. Shelley will be helping her father, Neal Vohr, the interim club manager of Turks & Caicos Sporting Club on the private island of Ambergris Cay. Dubbed as THE COOLEST SUMMER JOB IN THE WORLD, at any age, Shelley is actively blogging about her experiences...

2008-02-21 12:00:34

AMBERGRIS CAY, Turks & Caicos, BWI, Feb. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Turks & Caicos Sporting Club at Ambergris Cay, a 1,100-acre private residential island and equity sporting club, is pleased to announce the completion of its 5,700-foot airstrip, the longest lighted, paved private airstrip in the Caribbean. The private airstrip offers members an opportunity that few other destinations can match -- the chance to fly directly to their own private Caribbean island. Ambergris Cay Airport...


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